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Masked man threw acid at woman’s face as soon as she opened front door

A woman is in hospital with serious burns after a masked man threw acid at her face on her doorstep.

The victim was attacked outside her home in Captain’s Road, in south-east Edinburgh, at around 8.40pm on Friday.

Police Scotland said a man wearing a dark hooded tracksuit threw the substance over the 37-year-old as soon as she answered the door.

Police outside a property in Captain's Road in Edinburgh where a woman received serious burns after a masked attacker threw a corrosive substance in her face. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date:Saturday November 10, 2018. Police Scotland said a man wearing a dark hooded tracksuit threw the substance over the 37-year-old when she answered the door. See PA story POLICE Attack. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Police have cordoned off the property in Captain’s Road in Edinburgh (Picture: PA)

She suffered serious burns to her face and neck and is continuing to receive treatment from medics.

Officers said they believe it was a targeted attack, as they appealed for information to help identify the person responsible.

No further details of the type of substance involved have been released at this stage.

The suspect is described as being in his early 20s, 5ft 11in tall with a slim build.

The front door of a property in Captain's Road in Edinburgh where a woman received serious burns after a masked attacker threw a corrosive substance in her face. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date:Saturday November 10, 2018. Police Scotland said a man wearing a dark hooded tracksuit threw the substance over the 37-year-old when she answered the door. See PA story POLICE Attack. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The corrosive substance has stained the doorstep of the home in Captain’s Road in Edinburgh (Picture: PA)

His face was covered and he was wearing dark gloves and dark trainers with light reflective sections.

Detective Inspector Stevie Rosie said: ‘We are still working to establish the motive surrounding this attack.

‘However, we believe this to be a targeted attack. Police are supporting the victim, who has sustained some very serious injuries to her face and neck.

‘Anyone who recognises him, or who has any other information relevant to this investigation, should contact police immediately.’



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